For a student, getting started in the professional world is a challenge. Not only because they must face a mass of new talent who wish that with their knowledge and abilities will be able to find their ideal job, but, additionally, employers also need to consider the experience that the student has. This requirement of experience is when, to the relief of many, the role of an internship comes along.
Internships, just to give you a general idea, are practices where the students are allowed to demonstrate their knowledge while giving them the opportunity to see with their own eyes - and experience - how a company or an organization works. Nevertheless, there is a big question. Are Internships really important?
Let's take a look.
As we previously mentioned, it is tough for students to get started in the professional world. You get dragged into an unknown environment with no idea of what to do or how to face this new chapter of your life in which you probably do not even know how a company works. That is the first and primary objective of an internship; to introduce the students to how a company works, its structure, the work team and the dynamics that it handles. Moreover, thanks to an internship, every single student is able to create their own work habits
, they develop team working skills and they are allowed to enrich their curriculum
and their knowledge.
However, students are not the only ones who can take advantage of an internship; companies and organizations also benefit. Besides managing to complete and fulfill projects and goals in a short period of time, companies can evaluate them as potential future employees, loaded with new, fresh ideas. Additionally, companies can take a few of these students and pass their knowledge along to them, allowing them to establish better relationships with their future employers.
To answer the question: are internships really valuable? Of course they are! The more experience you have reflected on your resume, the better. Internships are the easiest way to be introduced to the complicated world of professionals, do some research and select the perfect company for you. It is all in your hands now!
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